A small but well-formed office

Kerry Boettcher
Thursday 04 Jun 2015

Hiroyuki Moriyama Architect and Associates (hmaa) has designed this office building for a local company in Kanagawa, Japan

In a small island nation like Japan, where space is at a premium, designing small yet functional spaces is key. This office not only makes use of space-saving design, but it is also a light-filled and inspirational place to work. 

With total floor space of only 218.59 sq m and three storeys, the building is small in size but big on style. The first floor houses the warehouse and the second floor is an open-plan work space for 16 people. The third floor is dedicated to an executive room and a conference room. Another unique feature, which came out of consideration of security, privacy and protection from the afternoon sun, is a courtyard garden, screened off by a perforated metal screen. 

Kerry Boettcher

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